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  • CHICAGO, March 12- If you are counting the days to retirement because you hate your job, career expert Kerry Hannon has a message for you: "Stick with it." An annual survey on retirement by the Employee Benefit Research Institute consistently finds that about half of workers retire earlier than they expected- and that job burnout is a key factor.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 11- A state lawyer defending the landmark 2013 pension reform law faced tough questions on Wednesday from an Illinois Supreme Court judge at a high-stakes hearing about whether the legislature had the right to cut benefits. Justice Robert R. Thomas asked State Solicitor General Carolyn Shapiro. " "It is clear that the pension clause and the...

  • In a state Supreme Court chamber packed with politicians, union leaders and other observers, Illinois is defending the constitutionality of the law aimed at curbing ballooning public pension costs. The stakes are especially high for Illinois. With a $105 billion unfunded pension liability, Illinois says it cannot afford core services such as healthcare and...

  • The strike at Stella International Holdings Ltd's Xing Ang factory in the city of Dongguan started on Sunday with workers concerned about government housing fund contributions and payouts. The strike involved 5,000 to 6,000 people, according to activists and a worker, making it one of China's biggest strikes at a factory since April last year when about...

  • Chinese shoe factory workers strike over benefits Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 2:26 AM ET

    The company that owns the factory, Stella International Holdings Ltd, lists Guess? Inc, Michael Kors Holding Ltd, Prada SpA and Burberry Group PLC among its customers. A spokeswoman for Stella International said only "a few hundred" workers had gone on strike, not 5,000..

  • Dream jobs: Best places to work Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    Dream jobs: Best places to work

    Alan Murray, Fortune editor, reveals the magazine's annual list of top 100 companies to work for in 2015. This year a tech giant nabs the top spot.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. hospital executives said on Wednesday they were optimistic they will avoid the toughest consequences of a Supreme Court decision on whether millions of Americans can continue to purchase subsidized health benefits under Obamacare. "I am hopeful that the court will recognize and uphold the intent of Congress, which was to expand coverage...

  • Bridging the hope gap Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:49 AM ET
    Bridging the hope gap

    John Hope Bryant, Operation Hope CEO, shares his thoughts on how to solve the income inequality problem through apprenticeships and education.

  • Largest oil refinery strike expands Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Largest oil refinery strike expands

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the biggest oil worker strike since 1980 has expanded to four more Shell facilities.

  • Wal-Mart ignites minimum wage debate Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 8:06 AM ET
    Wal-Mart ignites minimum wage debate

    Discussing Wal-Mart's decision to boost wages, with Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative co-founder, and Steve Rattner, Willett Advisors chairman.

  • Japan wages: Manufacturing consent Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:04 PM ET

    Shunto, the "spring offensive" by Japan's trade unions, is making a comeback on behalf of Japanese workers asking for a pay raise, the FT reports.

  • Blodget: Let's salute Wal-Mart Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    Blodget: Let's salute Wal-Mart

    Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget, provides perspective on Wal-Mart's decision to raise its minimum starting wage.

  • US nonfarms: Does this mean a Fed rate hike? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    US nonfarms: Does this mean a Fed rate hike?

    The latest set of U.S. nonfarm payroll data is out. CNBC's Rick Santelli reports.

  • US nonfarms put the Fed in 'a tight box' Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    US nonfarms put the Fed in 'a tight box'

    Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at Lindsey Group, says he expects a good nonfarms number, but says it could put the U.S. Federal Reserve in "a tight box."

  • Paychex CEO: Positive small biz turnaround Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Paychex CEO: Positive small biz turnaround

    Martin Mucci, Paychex CEO & president, shares insight on Paychex's small business hotzones.

  • Why unemployment is still an issue Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Why unemployment is still an issue

    At Davos, Guy Ryder, secretary general at ILO, talks about why unemployment is still a problem seven years after the global financial crisis.

  • Steve Wynn takes a pay cut Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:51 PM ET
    Steve Wynn takes a pay cut

    Wynn Resorts says it will extend Steve Wynn's contract another two years, and will cut his base pay, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Retirement: A financial hangover? Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Retirement: A financial hangover?

    Some 40 percent of people are either not saving or severely reducing the amount they are saving for retirement, says Michael Schweitzer, head of sales and distribution for group wealth management at HSBC, who believes it is, "never too late to start saving."

  • Retirement: A financial hangover? Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Retirement: A financial hangover?

    Some 40 percent of people are either not saving or severely reducing the amount they are saving for retirement, says Michael Schweitzer, head of sales and distribution for group wealth management at HSBC, who believes it is, "never too late to start saving."

  • US jobs: No sign of slowing Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    US jobs: No sign of slowing

    After last week's U.S. nonfarm payrolls data, Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, discusses how significant the wage decline in America is.